Originally Posted by Siberianhusky89
A computer CAN gain data off the internet, however, that data was programmed to do so
No, not necessarily. For example, a program that is intended to learn natural languages could use any piece of written text (or even spoken text) on the internet for its purposes. A NL-learner could be using this very forum post to improve (or deteriorate) its POS-tagging accuracy as we speek!